Byron Paul Ponder, 71, of Yosemite, KY passed away on Friday, April 26, 2019 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset. Born on July 1, 1947 in Brooksville, Indiana he was a son of the late Alfred and Mary Morgan Ponder.
Paul was a gate hauler, manufacturer and salesman. He was also a timberman, excavator and tobacco farmer. He formerly owned and operated Ponder’s Skating Rink in Yosemite. He became a member of Middleburg Baptist Church in 1980.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Mary Helen Hines Ponder, who he wed on November 30, 1966 of Yosemite; 1 daughter, Kathy (Kenneth) Lucas of Middleburg; 1 son, Paul (Sonja) Ponder, Jr. of Liberty; 4 sisters: Margaret Black, Bonnie Smither, Thelma Shirey, and Francis Davis; 3 brothers: Jimmy Ponder, Robbie Ponder, and Eddie Ponder; 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 sisters: Pauline Durham, Wanda Joyce Ponder, and Sarah Ponder; and 1 brother: Franklin Ponder.
Bro. Keith Bowling officiated a private burial for Mr. Ponder at Willow Springs Cemetery.
Arrangements are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.mckinneybrown.com.